John Goodpaster Sr.


John James Goodpaster, Sr. was born to Peggy Jean (Hamllik) and Mearle Gordon Goodpaster on November 20, 1948 in The Dalles, Oregon. He passed away at his home in Wishram, Washington on June 16, 2015 at the age of 66.

John served in the United States Marine Corps. On September 3, 1978 he married Wanda Sue Winters in Goldendale. Mr. Goodpaster worked as a telephone installer. He loved woodworking, collecting Indian artifacts, and had a special affinity for his dogs Maggie, Odie and Asa.

He is survived by his mother Peggy Goodpaster of Goldendale; wife Wanda Goodpaster of Wishram; children John Goodpaster, Jr. of Vancouver, Washington, Dan Goodpaster, Jamey Johnstead of Dallesport, Washington, Jason Goodpastor of Wishram, and Bob Goodpaster of Vancouver; brothers Steve Goodpaster of Yakima, Washington and Terry Goodpaster of Goldendale; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

No public memorial services are planned at this time. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements. To send condolences to the Goodpaster family, please visit


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